There are many factors that come into play when making the decision to stay home from work and be a full-time mom. I know a lot of working mom’s who have said to me if they had the option they’d love to be a SAHM, but to everyone’s surprise, it’s not easy and it’s not an easy decision. Just so happens me staying home with my children was best for our family. Of course, I love working and keeping busy…oh and making a little extra money never hurts. BUT I hate doing things that I don’t love, often times we feel like we have to do certain things. You absolutely don’t have to do anything that doesn’t make you happy, doesn’t serve your purpose, and isn’t fulfilling. When I was working I had a great federal job with amazing opportunities for promotion and very good benefits. I’d wake up every morning at 4:00 am to get myself and children up to head out the door, then return home around 7:00 pm. Yes, I did make decent money at my job, but once I paid for childcare, gas, lunch, and bills I literally had nothing left. I only felt like I was working to create more bills, it just didn’t make any sense to me to continue to work so I submitted my letter of resignation and haven’t looked back.
I love being able to wake up and enjoy my days with my days with my family rather than spending all of my time at work. After returning home from work too tired to even spend time with my family. Being a SAHM seems like ”an excuse” to some people to not doing anything when actually it’s like ten jobs in one. I am blessed to be fortunate enough to be able to stay home raise my children and take care of my husband it is the most satisfying and rewarding job ever. Now I have blogging which is something I love and a great hobby that I am able to do with my family. How did making my decision become so easy? Feeling miserable all the time by being somewhere I did not want to be. Also in my work environment, there were too many toxic people and very bad energy, I did not like carrying that negative energy home to my family.
By no means necessary am I tell anyone to quit their job, I would not do that ever lol But I encourage everyone to take a moment and think about your current job/career. Does it make you happy? Fulfilled any? If not write down way you can obtain new goals, how to plan to make a big change in your future to do something purposeful to you. I know everyone has to provide for themselves and family, just don’t settle for what you think is the best you can do or feel. To me making the decision to stay home from work has allowed me to give the family my undivided attention, being able to be around for the moments that are most important to me. I was also fortunate enough to step out on faith and start my very own blog. So, take a step out on faith and seek new opportunities to better your future job or even getting a promotion. Just don’t settle for anything less than happiness in whatever you choose to do.